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Bradenton officials vote 4-1 to assume control of community redevelopment agencies Jan. 1

BRADENTON — Rolling the political dice against public opposition Wednesday, Bradenton City Council members voted 4-1 to assume control of the city’s three community redevelopment agencies effective Jan. 1. About a half dozen citizens once again asked councilmembers to slow the process, expressing concerns the city is moving forward without an established restructuring plan. There…


PSJRA executive director resigns

Citing concerns about operational legalities and hostility from a board member, Gail Alsobrook resigned last week as executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Board. Her resignation was accepted on a 3-2 vote (Commissioner Rex Buzzett and former Mayor Mel Magidson dissenting) during the PSJRA’s monthly board meeting. Alsobrook  has served two separate terms…